15 March 2014

Regional Focus: Syria

The Syrian conflict is now entering its fourth year.  UNHCR reports that over 2.5 million Syrians are refugees in neighbouring countries, while more than 6.5 million are internally displaced. Children represent at least half of the uprooted population. See also these six facts from OCHA about the crisis.  For information about opportunities to advocate for the displaced and an end to the war, visit:

Global Vigil for Syria [access]
- See also this press release from Amnesty International.

Let Us Through [access]
- See also related PRRN blog post.

No Lost Generation [access]
- See also this press release.


Date Set for New Camp Opening in Jordan (UNHCR, March 2014) [text]

Evaluating the Effect of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Stability and Resilience in Jordanian Host Communities: Preliminary Impact Assessment (REACH, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Fourth Year of War in Syria: What We Still Need to Know about Educating Refugees (Edcuation + Development Blog, March 2014) [text]

A Guide to Regulations Governing Upgrading and Construction of Residential Properties in Irbid (NRC, March 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Stand with Me, Our Uncertain Future (World Vision, March 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugees in Host Communities: Key Informant Interviews/District Profiling (REACH, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tapped Out: Water Scarcity and Refugee Pressures in Jordan (Mercy Corps, March 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Under Siege: The Devastating Impact on Children of Three Years of Conflict in Syria (UNICEF, March 2014) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (10 March 2014)

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